LAST week our youngest grandson was chosen by his school to take part in a district schools cross country run, which was at a school he was not familiar with.
Part way through the run a number of the competitors were unsure of the way of the course, when one runner, from the host school, showed the others the way.
After coming first, our grandson told us that he was more impressed by the honesty, integrity and sportsmanship of his rival than he was by actually winning the race. The other competitor could well have forfeited his chance of winning by being the true sportsman that he was.
This week when a newspaper headline stated that ’26 people own as much as the world’s four billion poorest’, we certainly need the attitude of that 16-year-old in our world today.
Two verses from the book of Leviticus in the old testament of the Bible spring to mind. “Do not use dishonest standards when measuring length, weight or quantity. Use honest scales and honest weights”.
The second part of that quotation is shown over the doorway of one of the large indoor markets in London.
All around us there is so much evidence that the truths of that quotation are not being adhered to and are openly flaunted.
Let our daily lives be full of honesty, integrity and sportsmanship to those around us.
Something to Think About is supplied by Churches Together in Evesham and District